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Aureus with bust of Valerian I

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Obverse: Bust of Valerian I, laureate, draped, right. VALERIANVSPFAVG Reverse: Sol stands radiate, drapery around shoulders, raising right hand and holding globe in left. ORIE N SAVGG


By date unknown: Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection; by 1887: with Rollin et Feudardent, 4, Rue de Louvois, 4, Paris (auction of Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt collection, April 1887, no. 533); by date unknown: Robert Jameson Collection; by 1913: with Feuardent Freres, 4, Rue Louvois, 4, Paris (Collection R. Jameson, vol. 2, no. 263, citing Feuardent sale, May 1909, no. 256 [John Evans]); by 1964: with Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; November 12, 1964: purchased by MFA from Leu and Co.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 258


Lugdunum or Colonia Agrippinensis


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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